Kenyon Moss

Profile Updated: November 10, 2018
Kenyon Moss
Residing In Miami, FL USA
Occupation Retired
Children 3 children; 11 grandchildren.
Military Service US Marine Corps; US Navy.  
Yes! Attending Reunion
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Retired in May, 2014, from U.S. Dept. of Defense, after spending about 40 years on military active duty in USMC, USN, and as a civilian in DOD. Earlier I taught school in Hawaii, the Philippines, and Iran. I've lived in Hawaii, Mexico, Viet Nam, the Philippines, Iran, Portugal, Panama, Iraq, and various locations in U.S.

For now, I'm enjoying visiting grandchildren who live in Utah, Texas, and Maryland.

UPDATE 11/10/2018: I have moved permanently (for now) to Orem, Utah. I can't stand the cold weather but it is closer to most of my family (who aren't subject to periodic moves themselves).

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Athletics, MY, the old yellow Pontiac, "borrowing" golf balls from Tropicana driving range, and many other stories and memories.

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Posted on: Feb 01, 2018 at 7:26 AM

Happy Birthday, Marine! And many more. Semper Fi.

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Posted on: Dec 19, 2017 at 8:12 AM

Bill, Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, and many more. I'm visiting my brother in Knoxville for a couple months. He reminded me of something teenage boys used to do in High School in LV, an initiation of passage. All of a sudden I remembered one day when we were hiding out in the bathroom at your house while some older guys (including Roger Seaman, who I think was dating your sister Ann at the time) were looking for us. Roger, I believe, convinced us to come out, threatening us with something worse if we didn't. Ring a bell?
All the best,
Kenyon

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Posted on: Nov 17, 2017 at 5:27 PM

Tina, Here's wishing you a very happy birthday next week. I believe I celebrated at least one birthday at your home in LV many years ago. Arne R. probably remembers it also; he claims I'm the reason his arm was in a cast afterwards. You are one of the few classmates with whom I went through school from kindergarten (I think) through HS.
All the best, Kenyon

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Posted on: Nov 10, 2017 at 8:08 AM

Posted on 10 November 2017.
Tomorrow is traditional Veterans’ Day; today is the 242nd birthday of the United States Marine Corps. So I’m send this as a comment on both, and as a tribute to the veterans of all our wars, and to the members of the Greatest Generation:
Charles L. Harrison was born in Tulsa, OK, in 1921. Upon graduating from high school, he joined the United States Marine Corps and was subsequently stationed at the Marine Garrison, Wake Island, in the Pacific Ocean. Shortly after World War II started, Harrison and about 450 other Marines were among those captured by the Japanese military. He remained a prisoner for 45 months.
Upon his release Harrison returned home, married his childhood sweetheart, and started a family.
Less than three months after the Korean War started, Harrison was back in the Marine Corps and landed at Inchon in General Douglas MacArthur’s surprise attack in the North of Korea. He was wounded and captured again at the Chosin Reservoir Campaign. About three months after his capture, Harrison and 16 others escaped.
Harrison stayed in the Marine Corps, served in Vietnam, and finally retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in June 1969. He is one of only two Marines to have been a POW in two wars.
Harrison and his family moved to Peardale, Nevada County, CA, and bought a small piece of land. He became a volunteer in the auxiliary police, drove a county bookmobile, and took photos for the book First Wagons Over the Sierras. He died January 17, 2015. He never allowed bitterness or anger to determine the path of his future. How did he retain the hope and optimism that carried him through the remainder of his life?
Harrison described his own feelings on the train ride home after escaping his second imprisonment saying, “Why I had the Great Skipper up there guiding my course into those last years … and both times brought me safely back into home port? Diagnosing my own feelings, I knew that I was a better Marine, a better man, and by far a much better American than I ever would have been otherwise.”
“No person who had ever known me well would expect to find me bitter and disillusioned from my double dose of hard luck. I thought of many others, however, who as casual observers would probably expect to see a dejected and spiritually broken Marine arrive home the second time. If only they could know how to appreciate America as I do,” he recalled.
See MARINE SURVIVES BEING A POW IN TWO WARS, RETURNS HOME TO LIVE THE AMERICAN DREAM, in Vantage Point (blogs.va.gov)

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Posted on: Sep 27, 2017 at 5:04 AM

Happy Birthday, Arne! All the best, and many more.
Now that I've moved back to Utah, maybe I'll get to Vegas someday soon and we can visit.
Kenyon

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Posted on: Sep 21, 2017 at 8:44 AM

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, STEVE!
It has been great getting to know each other again over the last few years, as with a few other LVHSers. Thanks very much for your friendship. Thank you for the trip to LaVell Edwards Stadium the other day (wasn't much of a game, though). I'm finally recovered, I think.
For those who don't know it, Steve is still very much a loyal alum and fan to his school(s). He wouldn't leave the BYU game last Sat until the very end, when the only fans still sitting anywhere near us were Wisconsin fans. Very loyal, Steve (or were you just too tired to move?) Steve had driven back to Orem that morning from Southern Utah.
All the best to you on this special day. Kenyon

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Posted on: Sep 14, 2017 at 10:55 AM

Happy Birthday Jerry! I have fond memories of pick-up BB games with you, and golfing with Yoho. All the best. Kenyon

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Kenyon it is catch up time for me on the site . This is late but Happy Birthday Kenyon, welcome to the 70 year bracket. Be blessed by God!

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Posted on: Oct 28, 2016 at 10:28 AM

Just a reminder to all LVHS class of '65.
Fifty-four years ago today the U.S. and the Soviet Union finally agreed to end the Cuban Missile Crises (Missiles of October). We had started our sophomore year a few weeks earlier. I remember being between classes one day after the crisis had been made public and many of the students were crying, obviously very upset about the announcement.
The crisis was 13 days long, Oct 16 - 28, 1962. It is the closest the Cold War ever came to escalating to a full-scale nuclear war. After days of serious and changing negotiations between the Kennedy administration and the Soviet Union, Premier Khrushchev, the crisis ended. Part of that agreement was the United States agreed to dismantle U.S. built Jupiter Medium Range Ballistic Missiles in Turkey and Italy that were aimed at the Soviet Union, about which the public knew nothing at the time. As far as I know the only U.S. casualty was a U-2 pilot killed when his aircraft was shot down flying over Cuba towards the end of the 16 day period. He happened to have been the same pilot who flew the U-2 that first acquired the photographs confirming the presence of Soviet nuclear missiles on Cuba.
We might want to ponder on our political and military leaders today and wonder what they would do and how they would handle a similar situation.
All the best to everyone of you.
Kenyon

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Posted on: Oct 18, 2016 at 5:12 AM

Jill,
Have a great birthday! And many more. Thanks for all you do for the class; and thanks to all who assist you. One of these days I will make it back to LV and hope to get together.
God bless you,
Kenyon

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Posted on: May 28, 2016 at 7:00 PM

Memorial Day is a federal holiday for honoring and remembering those Americans who died while serving in the armed forces of the United States defending our nation and its freedoms and values, as did some of our classmates.
   You may want to Google a photo of three American soldiers lying dead on Buna Beach taken in 1942 during the Battle of Buna-Gona, one of many rarely-heard-of battles, during the New Guinea Campaign in the Southwest Pacific. It wasn’t until about a year later that Time magazine received permission from the censors to publish the picture in the magazine on September 20, 1943. It is the first time during WWII that photos of dead American soldiers were allowed to be published. According to Time editors, “The reason is that words are never enough. The eye sees. The mind knows. The heart feels. But words do not exist to make us see, or know, or feel what it is like, what actually happens. The words are never enough.”
    As Memorial Day approaches, I pray that we may, as Abraham Lincoln said at Gettysburg, “highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain--that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom--and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish.”





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